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Old 09-28-2005   #1
 
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Gore - first time with a playboat, which boat to use?

Im head to gore this weekend, and I want to take a playboat. Ive done the section mulitple times in a creeker, but never a playboat. Ive got a g-ride and a forplay. Which would be better? g-ride has the volume, but is really squirty. Forplay has the length, but less volume. If there a difference in either for what I should use.

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Foreplay will be more stable. I've taken O-fish and had lots of fun. Kind of lonely nowadays in a playboat without the Chunder Posse around but there is some decent surf. A really good one after Applesauce and a nice green glassy after Tunnel. Watch that seem in the "sneak" at Gore. After you boof you have to re-enter the main flow and it always f****s with a playboat.
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Here's a thought: TAKE WHICHEVER BOAT YOU WILL BE MOST COMFORTABLE SWIMMING OUT OF!

But seriously, take whichever one you like paddling the best, sheesh!
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Your results may vary - but I took a Forplay down Gore and was GRIPPED. Granted it was the first time I had ever run gore, and it was 1300cfs. I spent a lot of time in a stern squirt. I didn't run it in a playboat until a few years later, and after at least a dozen trips in a creek boat. My friends were giving me shit about it so I finaly caved and paddled a Pop down. Was really suprised that it didn't seem to be any harder than when I paddled my creek boat. Later on I had a Release and was so miserable in it fit wise that I paddled my creek boat rather than subject myself to that torture chamber. So anyways, probably not much help but that was my experience.
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I don't know about the g-ride but I always thought my old foreplay was a great river runner- punches holes pretty well. smokey has a point about the Gore sneak in a playboat. Last time I did it, it resulted in 2 quick rolls right in the middle of the rapid (see little green necky chronic in the carnage section of the 94 video).
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I paddled Gore with a guy who took a G ride down. He was perfectly fine and looked very comfortable in his boat. But the paddle in sucked ass for him....that has to be the slowest boat I have ever seen.
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alright, thanks guys.

If anyone wants to join us, camping at pumphouse friday night, put in time between 1030-11am
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just cause you are in a play boat is no excuse not to run the meat.

the curtain...aka...rotisserie...boof is so much fun in a six foot boat, and don't forget sissors.

jmack -- damn, brother, i didn't know you were firing up gore back in '94. I bet everyone wanted to get there hands on your "space age" chronic back then.
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nobody likes a smartass Alex- you know I meant '04. Don't be bitter just because you are spending 12 hours a day in the library.
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